TULA had a wretched start in life. She had been living rough trying to care for her kittens, when little more than a kitten herself, when she was attacked by some dogs.
Eventually she was taken into care by another cat rescue but, sadly, her troubles weren’t over yet as the owner of the rescue had 5 dogs ! Her previous experience was indelibly etched on her mind so, as you can imagine, she was terrified. She became more and more agitated and was unable to settle so she was transferred to C.L.A.W.S
It took a long time before we saw even a hint of her relaxing. When we spotted
her playing with a little ball we used this insight to persuade her to interact with us. We sat in her pen talking quietly to her and gently pulling a fishing rod toy across the floor. She watched this for what seemed like weeks until one day she stretched out her paw and touched it ! Since then she has become a little more confident and has made friends with the other cats.
She enjoys her treats and sometimes eats a few out of her carer’s hand but her progress is erratic. She flinches at any attempt to touch her and seeks the security of her bed.
What trauma has she suffered to make her re-act like that ?
She needs peace, security and love so she will remain with C.L.A.W.S